South Sudan: Top UN Official Urges Govt to Reverse Expulsion of Human Rights Officer http://allafrica.com/stories/201211110237.html
The United Nations human rights chief today urged South Sudan to reverse the expulsion of a human rights officer in the country, noting that the action is in breach of international agreements and that the authorities have not yet provided any satisfactory evidence for it."I urge the Government of South Sudan to reverse its expulsion order and find a solution to this unfortunate episode, which contradicts the Government's publicly stated commitment to human rights," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a news release.The staff member, who works with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), is currently at the UN Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda, pending a decision on her future status."In the two weeks since she was expelled, the authorities have so far not provided the UN with any satisfactory evidence of serious misconduct by the staff member," said Ms. Pillay. "The Government therefore appears to be in breach of its legal obligations under the UN Charter and under the 2011 Status of Forces Agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the UN concerning UNMISS."Ms. Pillay noted that the authorities, when they ordered the staff member to leave the country, accused her of misinforming the international community about human rights abuses. This was "utterly unsatisfactory and unacceptable," she stated."If the Government has issues with the contents of a report, or with the manner in which the information is collected, they should be raised with UNMISS and with my office," said the High Commissioner
[ed notes;south sudan has over and over again used the un and its human rights reports to accuse north of human rights abuses,how ironic that now un human rights official gets expelled for exposing south sudan for similar crimes..priceless!!!